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    Can I raise my Head tube on a Specialized Hard Rock

    I notice that when I ride I really put a lot of pressure on my wrist/palms I think my Head Tube/ Bars are TOO low.
    Is this something I can adjust on should I let The guys at the Bike Barn check my fit when I bring it in for its ! month tune up?
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    The first thing to establish is proper saddle position for you. There are several strategies to this, I am sure a search will turn up plenty of useful info. Only then can proper handlebar position be assessed.

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    Wheelie more. Raises headtube. Fun.

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    Today was the first day I got her dirty.
    The wife and I went 7.4 mile puttering around the San Jacinto Monument and found some cool trails
    WAY more fun than orbiting the neighborhood
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
    The first thing to establish is proper saddle position for you. There are several strategies to this, I am sure a search will turn up plenty of useful info. Only then can proper handlebar position be assessed.
    The Saddle position feels good Legs near 90* on upstroke just bent on down stroke. In fact my whole body feels great (except for the Lungs due to Asthma) just palm pressure
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    FWIW, a well-respected member of ourBikeForums MTB community is giving these a try right now, bucking the trend toward flatter and flatter riser bars:


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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    FWIW, a well-respected member of ourBikeForums MTB community ...
    That's debatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    That's debatable.
    Hey, he's as respected as you or me.



    Oh, I see your point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    That's debatable.
    I hear that you are a master debater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Hey, he's as respected as you or me.
    i think he was referring to the "well" part

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    I had a Hard Rock that was always uncomfortable. Same thing, it felt like the bars were to low. I replaced the frame with a Nashbar frame with a shorter top tube. That bike is comfortable all day even thought the bars are the same height above the seat.

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    It's possible that your seat may be too far forward, causing your body to balance forward. Try moving it back (and down a bit to make up for the increase saddle to pedal from moving it back)
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    I rechecked my Saddle (I had put on a Cloud 9) I had it too Far BACK and that was causing arm lockout, I scooted it forward some and pitched the nose up a hair (it was sliding me off when I pedaled hard) we will see how that helps
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